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About The Center for Applied Research and Economic Development

The Center for Applied Research and Economic Development was established in January 2006 to serve as a "front door" for regional businesses and organizations to work more closely with the University of Southern Indiana.  The Center mobilizes the resources of the University, including its faculty, students, and staff, to help regional businesses and organizations thrive.  Our specific goals include the following:

        Identify high impact projects throughout the region
        Engage many more faculty in research and consulting projects
        Engage many more students in internships, coops, and projects
        Support the startup of the Downtown Evansville Certified Technology Park, Innovation
           Pointe with Faculty, student, and staff support

About the University of Southern Indiana

The University of Southern Indiana, located in the rolling hills of Evansville's west side and home of ten thousand students, is a regionally responsive, needs-driven, comprehensive public university in the model of the "new American college."  Emphasizing teaching and interaction between faculty and students, the University favors need-based applied research, rather than basic research, and is responsive to the region's needs.

The University of Southern Indiana has created an environment where teaching and learning are foremost in its mission and where the energy and dedication to purpose of faculty and staff have become a model for other universities.  Among the state's baccalaureate institutions, the most productive faculty are found at USI, and the faculty's commitment to continual improvement in teaching has produced increasing quality of instruction and graduate preparedness.  The University truly has been a creator of opportunity for thousands of students, many the first in their families to attend college.  More about USI>>


"This project is funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  SBA's funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services.  All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis."

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